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The Full GAPS Diet Tips

  1. Avoid all grains, sugar, potatoes, parsnips, yams and sweet potatoes. Athletes, avid gym-goers, and patients suffering from adrenal issues/energy dips without digestive issues may find including some of these starchier foods along with peas, lentils, and beans beneficial. Tailor the protocol to support your biochemical individuality.

  2. Best foods to consume on Full GAPS are eggs, meats, stock, fish, shellfish, fresh vegetables and fruit, nuts seeds, garlic, and olive oil.

  3. Meats should be fresh or frozen from high quality sources. Avoid smoked, canned, and processed meats.

  4. Fish and shellfish should be fresh or frozen from wild caught sources (avoid farmed seafood). Avoid predator fish including shark, tuna, halibut, swordfish, and mackerel.

  5. Combine vegetables (raw/fermented/cooked) with meats and fish at each meal to balance pH. Meats and fish accumulate as acids in the body while vegetables have a strong alkalizing affect. Too acidic or too alkalizing states are not ideal.

  6. Cooking should only be done with animal fats, coconut oil, or ghee.

  7. Plant oils should be cold pressed and organic and consumed raw. Never cook with these unstable and fragile oils.

  8. Baked goods and fruit should be limited to snacks between meals. Avoid or restrict nuts, seeds, fruit, and honey temporarily if candida and SIBO are present.

  9. Avoid all processed foods in packages and tins. These include all refined carbohydrates and foods that contain preservatives, artificial colorants and chemicals, etc.

  10. Do not microwave your food. Heat up on the stove or in an oven.



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